JCB Song Revisited
November 22, 2005 5:34 PM   Subscribe

Remember the JCB Song? [Warning: Flash and Heart Warming Cuteness] Well they're going for a much coveted Christmas Number 1! Their single is released December 12th in the UK.
Non-UK residents may be unfamiliar with the Christmas Number 1 phenomenon - Being #1 in the music charts on Christmas Day - guaranteeing near-constant air-play and exposure. Disclaimer: Not affiliated with the band. Just sick of rubbish xmas #1s.
posted by lemonfridge (22 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Theres now some more information about the song, which is really worth a read. I would link it, but you know...Flash.
posted by lemonfridge at 5:44 PM on November 22, 2005

Quite an eclectic list.

I urge you to...?

Love the song and the vid. I'll vote for it, if that's what you're urging.
posted by jaronson at 5:46 PM on November 22, 2005

oh balls. thought i deleted that urging. well i urge you anyway.
posted by lemonfridge at 5:47 PM on November 22, 2005


so good I linked it twice...

I enjoyed the song, and the charming flash animation video too. Even so...
posted by dash_slot- at 6:02 PM on November 22, 2005

[removed the dangling "I urge you to" feel free to urge away in here]
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:26 PM on November 22, 2005

Aaaah, Turtles is having a silly quiet cry, and trying to explain to Turtlette Jr. why a cartoon could trigger such emotion, and how you can be happy and sad at the same time...

Thanks for bringing this up again (loved it the first time, too).
posted by Turtles all the way down at 6:37 PM on November 22, 2005

posted by pointilist at 6:48 PM on November 22, 2005

What a cute song. But it is disturbing to read that the Spice Girls were on that list for three years in a row.
posted by kosher_jenny at 7:31 PM on November 22, 2005

Good thing you warned me about the heartwarming cuteness - I needed to disable my Firefox HeartwarmingBlock extension. That was great.
posted by clgregor at 7:51 PM on November 22, 2005

So sweet!
posted by arcticwoman at 8:12 PM on November 22, 2005

Sheer brilliance. I'm with the Turtle in the tear-shedding scenario, but then I always was an emotional bugger.

Reminds me of home...
posted by Ridge at 8:13 PM on November 22, 2005

Its warming but not John and Yoko Happy Chrisrmas/War is Over warming.
posted by wheelieman at 8:57 PM on November 22, 2005

I was just thinking it wasn't nearly repetitive enough for #1 status when the "I'm Bruce, I'm 5 and my dad's Bruce Lee" part kicked in. But hey, any song that rhymes "B.A. Barracus" with "nunchakus" is all right in my books.
posted by arto at 9:32 PM on November 22, 2005

I just wish the band would update their website with tour info. They're local to me and it would be fun to see them.
posted by srboisvert at 2:44 AM on November 23, 2005

This song is painfully bad. Just when you think the charts can't get any worse, someone always loves to prove you to be totally wrong.
posted by jellyfish at 3:59 AM on November 23, 2005

You have no soul.

I agree with Arto, it takes a while to get going but once that chorus kicks in you're hooked. It's got me grinning like a loon :).
posted by invisible_al at 4:14 AM on November 23, 2005

What does the kid say before he says my dads bruce lee?
posted by Cool Alex at 5:53 AM on November 23, 2005

You have to buy the song. Aside from anything else, imagine an animated Flash video playing on Top Of The Pops on Christmas Day!
posted by badlydubbedboy at 6:21 AM on November 23, 2005

The Guardian ran an article about this song last Saturday. Aside from it being a touching and unusual song it would be great to see it use the technique of producing something good and making it available online as a technique for leapfrogging the major record labels.
posted by rongorongo at 7:07 AM on November 23, 2005

Cool Alex: "I'm Luke I'm 5 and my dads Bruce Lee
Drives me round in his JCB"
posted by lemonfridge at 8:28 AM on November 23, 2005

thanks...this song is awesome.
posted by Cool Alex at 8:48 AM on November 23, 2005

The site seems to have been nailed. Here's a coral cached version.
posted by blag at 2:50 PM on November 24, 2005

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